House Republicans are pushing to get a new FBI investigation into whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress during her marathon testimony ahead of the Benghazi committee, however if history is any guide, the prospects of perjury charges are practically nil.
“It would have been a shark devoid of teeth,” said Rusty Hardin, the lawyer who successfully defended the pitcher Roger Clemens when he was involved in lying to Congress about doping really. “Perjury is a really, extremely hard crime to prosecute.”
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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday told FBI Director James Comey that Republicans will quickly send a referral to probe Clinton’s past statements to lawmakers about her make use of a non-public email server while she was secretary of state